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Rep. Klevorn Votes for COVID-19 assistance package

Thursday, March 26, 2020

St. Paul, MN – Today, Minnesota lawmakers approved a package of emergency COVID-19 bills to help protect Minnesotans’ health and economic security. The legislation passed today includes, among other things, $9 million to the Department of Human Services for food security, $26.5 million for the Emergency Service Grants program to provide shelter for Minnesota’s homeless population, $30 million in one-time grants to child care providers, $10 million for small business loans, financial relief for Minnesota’s workers, and the necessary flexibility for state agencies to respond to the pandemic.

Representative Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth) voted for the legislation and released the following statement:

We know that this public health crisis will have an unpredictable and lasting impact on Minnesotans’ health and economic wellbeing. Taking quick legislative action now is crucial to helping alleviate some of the many challenges Minnesotans are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s much more to do and I look forward to working on more solutions in the coming days.”

The language of the bill, HF 4531, can be found here. Additional information on the Minnesota House’s efforts to address COVID-19 can be found here